Elections to North Tyneside Metropolitan Council took place on 1 May 2008 on the same day as other local council elections in England.

North Tyneside Council is elected "in thirds" which means one councillor from each three-member ward is elected each year with a fourth year when the mayoral election takes place.

One-third of the councillors were elected in 2008. The Conservative party gained an overall majority of one on the council after the election which previously had been under no overall control. However the directly elected mayor, John Harrison, belongs to the Labour party, meaning Labour remained in effective control of the council, as he can only be overruled by a two-thirds majority of the council.

North Tyneside Council Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 31 3 0 3 51.7 44.2 26,224 +3.5%
  Labour 21 1 3 -2 35 37.5 22,198 -2.4%
  Liberal Democrats 8 0 1 -1 13.3 15.6 9,254 +0.1%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 1,218 +0.9%
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0 0.42 242 -0.61%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.23 132 +0.01%
Party political make-up of North Tyneside Council
   Party Seats Council Composition 1 May 2008
2006 2007 2008
  Conservative 28 28 31                                                                                                                        
  Labour 23 23 21                                                                                                                        
  Liberal Democrats 8 9 8                                                                                                                        

Battle Hill

North Tyneside Council Elections: Battle Hill ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Croft 1,612 53.1 +7.5
Labour David Tingey-Blackbird 1,110 36.5 -13.5
BNP Jeffrey Rutherford 316 10.4 +2
Majority 502 16.5 +16.1
Turnout 3,038 37.9 -1.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +10.5

Benton

North Tyneside Council Elections: Benton ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leslie Birkinfield 1,802 50.1 +0.3
Labour Joanne Cassidy 1,454 40.4 -0.1
Liberal Democrats Sarah Richards 344 9.5 0
Majority 348 9.7 +0.5
Turnout 3,600 46.8 -0.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +0.2

Camperdown

North Tyneside Council Elections: Camperdown ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Allan 1,312 53.2 -1.6
Conservative Martyn Peggs 562 22.8 +3.8
BNP Gordon Steel 363 14.7 +2
Liberal Democrats Norma Playle 231 9.4 -4.1
Majority 750 30.4 -5.3
Turnout 2,468 32.6 +0.6
Labour hold Swing -2.7

Chirton

North Tyneside Council Elections: Chirton ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Stirling 1,181 54.4 -3.7
Conservative David Milton 652 30 +13.7
Liberal Democrats Thomas Barton 337 15.5 +15.5
Majority 529 24.4 -8.8
Turnout 2,170 30.6 -2.9
Labour hold Swing -8.7

Collingwood

North Tyneside Council Elections: Collingwood ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara Stevens 1,859 57.4 +3
Labour Steven Cox 1,379 42.6 -3
Majority 480 14.8 +6
Turnout 3,238 39.8 -0.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +3

Cullercoats

North Tyneside Council Elections: Cullercoats ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shirley Mortimer 2,744 73.6 +6.3
Labour Vicki Gilbert 985 26.4 -6.3
Majority 1,759 47.2 +12.6
Turnout 3,729 50 -1.4
Conservative hold Swing +6.3

Howdon

North Tyneside Council Elections: Howdon ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Hunter 1,304 54.2 +3.4
Liberal Democrats Paul Moat 1,100 45.8 +11
Majority 204 8.5 -26.1
Turnout 2,404 31.4 -2.3
Labour hold Swing -3.8

Killingworth

North Tyneside Council Elections: Killingworth ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norma Peggs 1,398 48.4 -1
Labour Dave McGarr 1,166 40.3 +0.3
Liberal Democrats John Appleby 327 11.3 +0.7
Majority 232 8 -1.4
Turnout 2,891 38.6 +0.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -0.65

Longbenton

North Tyneside Council Elections: Longbenton ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eddie Darke 1,725 64.5 +9.3
Conservative Joseph Prince 644 24.1 +11
National Front Mark Nicholls 305 11.4 +2.4
Majority 1,081 40.4 +7.9
Turnout 2,674 36.7 -0.4
Labour hold Swing -0.85

Monkseaton North

North Tyneside Council Elections: Monkseaton North ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joan Bell 2,088 67.8 +3.3
Labour Glenn Stillaway 596 19.3 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Jellett 397 12.9 -3.9
Majority 1,492 48.4 +2.5
Turnout 3,081 45.1 +0.4
Conservative hold Swing +1.3

A further by-election was held in June 2008. Details can be found here.

Monkseaton South

North Tyneside Council Elections: Monkseaton South ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Partis 1,874 52.2 -1
Labour Ian Grayson 1,419 39.6 -7.2
Liberal Democrats Clare Hindmarsh 294 8.2 +8.2
Majority 455 12.7 +6.2
Turnout 3,587 49.3 +1.9
Conservative hold Swing +3.1

Northumberland

North Tyneside Council Elections: Northumberland ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Graeme Brett 1,639 66 -3.9
Labour Ernie Nolan 601 24.2 +1.1
Conservative Miriam Smith 244 9.8 +2.9
Majority 1,038 41.8 -5
Turnout 2,484 38.7 +1.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -2.5

Preston

North Tyneside Council Elections: Preston ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Glynis Barrie 2,111 70 +5.6
Labour Jonathan Narcross 903 30 -5.6
Majority 1,208 40.1 +11.3
Turnout 3,014 44 +0.1
Conservative hold Swing +5.6

A further by-election was held on 24 September 2009. Details can be found here.

Riverside

North Tyneside Council Elections: Riverside ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Lott 1,199 52.9 -2.8
Liberal Democrats Raymond Taylor 526 23.2 -21.1
Conservative David Pygall 369 16.3 +16.3
Green Martin Collins 172 7.6 +7.6
Majority 673 29.7 +18.3
Turnout 2,266 33.8 0
Labour hold Swing +9.15

St Mary's

North Tyneside Council Elections: St Mary's ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Judith Wallace 3,156 83.4 +6.6
Labour Patricia Crowe 627 16.6 +2.6
Majority 2,529 66.9 +4.1
Turnout 3,783 54.8 +17.2
Conservative hold Swing +2

Tynemouth

North Tyneside Council Elections: Tynemouth ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diane Page 2,365 67.6 +2.9
Labour Jane Shaw 1,131 32.4 -2.9
Majority 1,234 35.3 +5.9
Turnout 3,496 42.7 +4.9
Conservative hold Swing +2.9

A further by-election was held on 5 February 2009. Details can be found here.

Valley

North Tyneside Council Elections: Valley ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tommy Mulvenna 1,106 44.5 -12.5
Conservative Leslie Miller 621 25 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Angela Potter 478 19.2 -0.7
BNP John Burrows 282 11.3 N/A
Majority 485 19.5 -14.4
Turnout 2,487 38.8 +3.1

The sitting councillor, Angela Potter, had previously defected to the Liberal Democrats from the Labour Party.

Wallsend

North Tyneside Council Elections: Wallsend ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Huscroft 1,561 60.9 +3.8
Labour Gary Madden 543 21.2 -4.9
BNP Paul Avison 257 10 +3.7
Conservative Jayne Fleet 203 7.9 +2.4
Majority 1,018 39.7 +9.6
Turnout 2,564 36 +0.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +4.35

Weetslade

North Tyneside Council Elections: Weetslade ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Duncan McLellan 1,709 47.4 -1.1
Labour Stuart Hill 1,488 41.3 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Tricia Dawson 408 11.3 +3
Majority 221 6.1 -0.9
Turnout 3,605 48.3 0
Conservative hold Swing -1.5

Whitley Bay

North Tyneside Council Elections: Whitley Bay ward 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael McIntyre 1,823 65.3 +8.6
Labour Keith Smiles 969 34.7 -0.4
Majority 863 30.9 +9.3
Turnout 2,792 40 -2
Conservative hold Swing +4.5

References

Preceded by
2007 North Tyneside Council election
North Tyneside local elections Succeeded by
2009 North Tyneside Council mayoral election